Winter has arrived in all it’s coldness. I switched jobs last Fall and I now get to work from home. I LOVE it. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love and do it from the comfort of my home. I never thought I would be this blessed with my work. It is so nice to put my sweats or leggings on each day and walk the thirteen steps to my office and not have to go out in the morning cold. I do try to walk each day at my lunch hour just so I don’t get too fat and lazy. If it is too cold outside, I just do my stairs over and over. It seems to do the job.
The new year has arrived and with it a few resolutions. I am fifteen days in and feel they are going to be easy ones to keep. I really want to move away from spending time on my electronic devices. I have been able to do that so far and I have already read 2 books and I am almost finished with a third. It is nice to be spending my time getting back to what I really enjoy. I also want to do better in prayer. I have done better with this also.
This Spring I hope to meet with some of my newfound family. I started this journey last year and have written about finding two sisters on my biological father’s side. We are the three that want a relationship. I am up to 8 siblings from my biological parents. I have found that from my father I also have 2 deceased brother’s and a sister that we know is out there as he paid child support on her, but she has not been found yet. After my oldest sister found me, I filed for my birth certificate in hopes of proving that we are sister’s. It arrived almost 8 months after I requested it. It did not have my father’s name on it, but it did have my mother’s name and I was shocked to find that it was a not common name but one of my school friends growing up had the same last name. I contacted him and to make a long story short, he is my cousin. My adoptive parents had moved from another town in our state, so it was very coincidental that they moved in the same area that my mother was from. My newfound cousin’s family jumped in the search and within hours I found that I have three sisters from my mother. My mother has passed from breast cancer, wow, so happy to find that out, not only for myself but for my daughter and granddaughter. I have a sister locally that her kids and my kids (cousins) went to school together and were friends. It is just all so unbelievable. She does not want anything to do with me and said to consider myself lucky that I was adopted out. I have a sister in Florida that has not reached out for contact and one that has passed away. It has been a good journey for me. Not a journey that I really felt I had to have, as I am so loved by my adoptive family and they are my family. But it has been a good journey in that I now know my circumstance and I have found out medical history. I feel I have a happy ending as I am going to have a couple of really good friends in my two half-sisters, but in the end, the family I have always known and love are still my, I am there for you every day, family. Yes, a happy ending.